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How do I decide which college is the best fit for me?

Hey everyone, I'm a high school junior and I'm starting to research colleges. With so many options, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. How can I figure out which college is the best fit for me, both academically and socially? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's normal to feel overwhelmed when starting the college search process, but don't worry, there are ways to narrow down your choices and find a great fit for you.

First, consider what you're looking for in a college—size, location, academic programs, extracurriculars, and campus culture are all important factors to think about. Make a list of your priorities and use that to guide your search.

Next, do some research on different schools. College websites, campus tours, and talking to current students or alumni can provide valuable insights. You can also use resources like CollegeVine to help you find matches based on your preferences.

Lastly, make sure to visit the campuses if possible. This can give you a real sense of the atmosphere and help you visualize yourself there. For example, when my child visited their current college, they instantly felt a connection to the campus and the people, which ultimately helped them make their decision.

Good luck with your search, and remember that finding the right college for you is a personal journey!

10 months ago

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